Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 40mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    10
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    857
based on 6 ratings

Our signature triple-layer spiced carrot cake is packed with walnuts and cranberries, and sandwiched together with a classic cream cheese frosting.

recipe updated Jul 20, 2018

Ingredients

  • Light brown sugar icon
    Light brown sugar
    350g
  • Egg icon
    Egg
    150g
  • Sunflower oil icon
    Sunflower oil
    347ml
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    350g
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    10g
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    3g
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    10g
  • Ground ginger icon
    Ground ginger
    5g
  • Carrot icon
    Carrot
    350g
  • Walnuts icon
    Walnuts
    75g
  • Dried cranberries icon
    Dried cranberries
    75g
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut icon
    Unsweetened shredded coconut
    50g
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    5ml
  • Milk icon
    Milk
    as needed
  • Salted butter icon
    Salted butter
    50g
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    350g
  • Cream cheese icon
    Cream cheese
    150g
  • Pomegranate seeds icon
    Pomegranate seeds
    as needed
  • Walnuts icon
    Walnuts
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Stand mixer
  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Cooling rack
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Round pan - 8"
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat
  2. Grease 3 round pans
  3. Line with parchment paper
  4. Get a clean large mixing bowl
  5. Add light brown sugar
  6. Add egg
  7. Add sunflower oil
  8. Beat until well combined then set aside
  9. Get a clean large mixing bowl
  10. Add all purpose flour
  11. Add baking powder
  12. Add baking soda
  13. Add ground cinnamon
  14. Add ground ginger
  15. Whisk briefly until blended
  16. Mix dry ingredients into batter
  17. Retrieve large mixing bowl
  18. Add grated carrot
  19. Add chopped walnuts
  20. Add dried cranberries
  21. Add unsweetened shredded coconut
  22. Add vanilla extract
  23. Add milk
  24. Pour batter into 3 round pans evenly
  25. Bake for 25min until skewer tests clean
  26. Let cool for approx 5min
  27. Turn out to cooling rack
  28. Get a clean large mixing bowl
  29. Add room temperature salted butter
  30. Add powdered sugar
  31. Beat until creamy
  32. Retrieve large mixing bowl
  33. Add cream cheese and mix
  34. Assemble content of 3 round pans with frosting
  35. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds
  36. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts
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